Day 73: the last 5km in warm weather!

This morning was my last run in Arizona before my Remembrance Day 10k in Calgary tomorrow, where the temperature is hovering around the -16 mark. Good grief!

Surprisingly this morning, the temperature here was cooler than it has been all week, around 65 F. But I completed the usual 5k and didn’t mind it at all; I even could’ve thrown a long sleeve on (imagine that!?). My legs felt a little heavy; I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t stretch enough or if they were just restless. I made it in under the thirty minutes, but don’t know pace/best pace because I didn’t use RunKeeper to track it. I definitely could have run further, but I didn’t want to push it as I need to conserve energy for tomorrow! After tomorrow, I’ll be half-way to half-marathon and I will be starting my next round of training on Monday – no time for breaks!

The past week has been awesome– it was like a nine-day cheat retreat! We had hot dogs, nachos, chips, chocolate, beer, wine, margaritas and loads and loads of Mexican food; simply delightful! And although I’m not looking forward to the cold weather in Alberta, I am looking forward to getting back into a routine (I’ll likely forego cheat days for the next several weeks).  HUGE thanks to our friends, the Millar’s, who opened up Hacienda Millar to us so we could relax and enjoy some beautiful weather. We’ll have to hang onto the memories to get us through the LONG winter in Calgary! 

Tonight we head back to Alberta and to the aftermath of a blizzard (so we hear). Time to really break out the snowsuit and winter gear. But as Anthony D’Angelo  would say:

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

Hope everyone is doing well out there, especially those of you in the eastern United. We’re thinking of you every day!

 

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